Food & Drink

Bar of the Day: The Gate

The GateThis is the latest entry in our series on the venues featured in the Brokelyn Beer Book. With its ample outdoor seating, Park Slope’s The Gate was made for 60 degrees and sunny.

321 Fifth Ave. at 3rd St., Park Slope, 718-768-4329

What it is: An old-world tavern that celebrates beer and your love of it.
Why we love it: The Gate has a sprawling selection of drafts and bottles where you can size up the debate over hops vs. malts. They also carry lots of specialty craft brews and unique casks. The porch scene is one of the finest in Park Slope, and spotting people out there is a sure sign spring is on the way.
Who to bring: The bar advertises a welcome to “young, old, feathered or furred.”
What to order: The selections change all the time, but try a specialty Sierra Nevada or Dogfish Head brew that you won’t find many other places.
The Gate fun fact: The bar’s name is Edgar Allan Poe inspired, and a Poe poem is scrawled on a board in the window that contains this line: “What care I how time advances/ I am drinking ale today.”


  1. The Gate is the best of the 5th Avenue bars and really a neighborhood hang spot. The next closest thing on 5th Avenue is maybe O’Connors. And I love stopping by on Halloween to see the drunks with dressed up dogs! Perfect!

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